The Churn

March 11, 2011 6:40 PM

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

Posted by Tom Huddleston Jr.

DAVID VENDERBUSH is taking his product liability practice to Alston & Bird, where he will be counsel in the firm's New York office. Venderbush, who has experience in complex litigation involving pharmaceuticals and consumer products, was most recently counsel at Dechert. The firm also added ERISA litigator JONATHAN ROSE as a partner in Washington, D.C. Formerly with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hamilton, Rose counsels multiemployer funds, real estate investment managers, and plan sponsors.

Baker Hostetler announced the hiring of BRAD HOWELL and RICHARD "TOM" STILWELL as partners in the firm's Houston office. Howell comes from Womble, Howell & Croyle; Stilwell was with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. Both focus on commercial litigation.

Crowell & Moring is expanding its New York office with the addition of financial services partner ROBERT CAREY. Carey, who was recently with Bracewell & Giuliani, advises financial institutions and investors in general securities law and high-yield debt offerings.

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge is welcoming S. PETER KONZEL as a partner in its intellectual property department in Washington, D.C. Konzel was previously at Novak Druce, where he represented high-profile Japanese clients on IP litigation and patent analysis work in the U.S. 

ERIC CONN, an OSHA lawyer in Washington, D.C., has joined Epstein Becker & Green as a member of the firm in its national labor and employment practice. He arrives from McDermott Will & Emery.

ADAM "LEP" ADAMS III is now a partner in the Jacksonville office of Foley & Lardner, where he joins the business litigation and dispute resolution practices. He is formerly of Rogers Towers, P.A.

Goodwin Procter's financial restructuring practice has added DEBORAH SCHRIER-RAPE as a partner in the firm's San Diego office, where she will focus on bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring, and creditors' rights. She had been operating her own firm in Dallas since 2002.

The Washington, D.C., office of Hogan Lovells has hired DANIEL MEADE, who recently served as senior counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, as a partner in the firm's corporate practice. Meade worked on the drafting of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protections Act and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.

Irell & Manella's Los Angeles office announced the arrival of associate justice of the California Supreme Court CARLOS MORENO as of counsel. Moreno, who authored 144 majority opinions during a decade in the California Supreme Court, will work on arbitration and appellate practice issues.

Jones Day's Atlanta office added Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton tax partner JERRY SMITH. Smith's practice includes international, federal, and state taxation of corporations and partnerships.

ERIC LASCHEVER is now a partner in the environmental, land, and natural resources practice in K&L Gates's Seattle office. Laschever, who advises on environmental permits and approvals for large infrastructure projects, arrives from Stoel Rives.

ANDREW "BUDDY" DONOHUE, former director of the division of investment management at the  Securities and Exchange Commission, will join the investment management practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius next week as a partner.

Securities litigation partner ROBERT HUBBELL is headed to Morrison & Foerster's Los Angeles office, where he will be a member of the firm's securities litigation, enforcement, and white-collar defense practice. Hubbell joins from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. 

SEAN PATRICK MALONEY joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's global finance group in New York as a partner. Maloney was previously with Kirkland & Ellis, and served as first deputy secretary to the governor of New York during the administrations of Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson.

Perkins Coie has opened a new office in New York with former Arent Fox partner SCHUYLER CARROLL, who will be the partner in charge of the office. Carroll specializes in restructuring, transactional, litigation, and advisory work. 

RYAN MURR, a corporate partner who focuses on the life sciences and technology industries, is headed to the San Francisco office of Ropes & Gray as a partner. Murr arrives from Goodwin Procter. 

Winston & Strawn's newest partner is advertising, marketing, and entertainment practice attorney ANTHONY DIRESTA, who joins in Washington, D.C. DiResta was previously with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

Finally . . . the Baltimore office of Zuckerman Spaeder added five attorneys from Murphy & Shaffer, adding depth to the firm's business litigation and white-collar criminal defense practices. Two associates are included in the group, which is led by partners WILLIAM MURPHY, ROBERT SHAFFER III, and JOHN CONNOLLY.


The Churn is compiled from law firm releases and announcements. Moves based on our own reporting will note this. Please send all announcements and news releases to 

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